Job opening detail :
Editorial Assistant
posted: Mar. 8, 2023
Offered by:
Bloomsbury Publishing
$43,000 per year
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Position Profile

The ABC-Clio and Libraries Unlimited editorial assistant supports the editorial function across a large and diverse team. The primary focus points are to support the general activity of the departments and, specifically, to assist in acquiring editors, especially in areas involving metadata and internal information systems. The Editorial Assistant will be introduced to the markets we serve, their content needs, and to the business of Academic publishing.

Key Responsibilities

- Perform upkeep of electronic data systems including Biblio, CollectionPoint, Salesforce, and Focal Point, and address metadata questions as departmental Biblio SuperUser
- Secure reviewers for reference and library science proposals and manuscripts
- Process invoices, advance payments, and grants for reviewers, authors, and other vendors
- Perform Quality Assurance testing for complex epubs as well as epdfs and ancillaries for LU textbooks uploaded to
- Help create and assemble proposal packs and send out in advance of each monthly publishing meeting
- Attend departmental meetings, taking and distributing notes as needed
- Submit cataloging information (CIP) and copyright registration to the Library of Congress
- Process newly acquired and existing contracts
- Assist in managing contributors for multivolume works
- Research and report on sales information
- Provide research assistance on course markets, content, and competition as directed
- Liaise internally with departments including production, design, marketing, sales, digital resources, customer service, ebook operations, warehouse distribution, accounting, and royalties
- Assist with art and text manuscript preparation and development as directed
- Write and prepare cover copy for titles
- Hire, train, and supervise departmental intern (when applicable)
- Occasional copyediting and proofreading as needed, in Word and/or Adobe PDF


- Completed Bachelor's degree
- One or more years of experience or publishing internship is a plus
- Knowledge of Microsoft Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat is a plus
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to problem solve
- Ability to learn information and metadata systems quickly
- Must be able to manage time wisely
- Must be able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
- Manage competing demands while making sure everything is done well
- Must pay attention to detail
- Cooperative and works well with others


Candidates must reside in NY, NJ, CT, or PA and be able to commute to Bloomsbury USA’s New York City office on a hybrid schedule.
About Our  
Established in 1998 and located in midtown Manhattan, Bloomsbury USA is a general interest publisher of adult and children’s books that has become known for both its high-quality fiction and non-fiction for adults and children as well as its extensive Academic publishing from the world’s most recognized experts.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Bloomsbury Publishing USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company has always followed and will continue to follow, a policy of providing equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sex, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

We welcome and celebrate talent from all backgrounds and believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial elements to our success. We are dedicated to actively and continuously improving our practices to better support all of our employees.
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